Planning a 6 night beach vacation with my husband in southern France. We will be arriving at either Nice or Marseille airport. Looking for a good public beach with simple services for the day and an old town or nice area to hang around and explore by foot at night.
I learned that the beaches of Nice are all stones and pebbles. Are the beaches of Marseille any better?
I came across Villefranche which seems really nice and close but I do not know if its good a good choice for the whole trip or just a day trip.
Also im learning now that Montpellier has sandy beaches rather than the cliffs and stones of the cote d'azur.
any advice is appreciated, im so confused.